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: Sarah Kennedy

The Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the morning's newspapers.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Nicholas Bradbury.


Unknown: Rev Nicholas Bradbury.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel. weather, sport and the greatest hits of all time.

: Pause for Thought

with Canon Colin Semper.


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00 an hour of gold with Pick of the Hits

: Jimmy Young

Plus today, your queries on antiques answered by Eric Knowles.


Unknown: Eric Knowles.

: Gloria Hunniford

Including at 2.30 the star guest interview. Plus Three at 3.00: Today, Listener's Choice.

: Ed Stewart

with two contestants on the general-knowledge Accumulator Quiz. Plus regular travel updates.

: John Dunn

A special nostalgic edition live from the Barbican
Centre on the eve of the opening of a new exhibition celebrating
London's art scene in the 60s.

: Jim Lloyd

with Folk on 2 Tonight featuring Young Tradition Award finalist
Giles Strong , studio guests Martyn Wyndham-Read and Iris Bishop , and the first part of a competition to win season tickets to this year's Sidmouth Festival.
Producer Jane Ward


Unknown: Giles Strong
Unknown: Martyn Wyndham-Read
Unknown: Iris Bishop
Producer: Jane Ward

: Eurofolk in Concert

Paul James presents the third of six concerts given by outstanding visiting European folk groups.
The Finnish group Tallari performed contemporary songs and instrumentals at last year's EBU Folk Festival in Sidmouth.
They are a five-piece band, featuring harmonium, kantele (a Finnish zither), fiddles and accordion.
Producer David Corser


Unknown: Paul James
Producer: David Corser

: Cider 'n' Song

Another old-fashioned singsong with The Yetties. In the third of six programmes recorded at the Bridport Arts Centre, their guests are Colin Thompson , Richard Helson and singer/ songwriter Patrick Small. Producer Stuart Hobday


Unknown: Colin Thompson
Unknown: Richard Helson
Songwriter: Patrick Small.
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Bombay Mix

Sujata Barot presents the best from the Asian music scene: featuring new releases, current hits and classic tracks, film songs, the classical and folk traditions and new sounds from artists based in the UK.
Producers Vijay Sharma and David Corser


Producers: Vijay Sharma
Producers: David Corser

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains
Music, news and views from the popular organ and keyboard world. Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Come Back with the Wind

Les Dawson brings his searing saga to a climax in the last of five instalments.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Les Dawson
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Jamesons

Tonight, air your views on subjects you feel strongly about.
* PHONE [number removed](Lines open from 10.00pm)

: Jazz Parade

Digby Fairweather presents music from the Pete Hurt Quartet.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Steve Madden

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30,3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Paul Wallis.


Unknown: Rev Paul Wallis.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Paul Wallis.


Unknown: Rev Paul Wallis.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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